This fall, historian and director Mark Bielski will be interviewing some fascinating guests for his History with Mark Bielski Podcast. From legendary football coach Vince Dooley to an onsite visit with the curator of the Dr. Samuel Mudd House and Museum, you won’t want to miss these episodes.
Vince Dooley – The Legion’s Fighting Bulldogs
Mark is excited to chat with legendary football coach Vince Dooley, who he met at the Civil War Trust (now known as the American Battlefield Trust) annual meeting. They will be discussing Dooley’s book, The Legion’s Fighting Bulldogs and football history. Dooley was the University of Georgia football coach for 25 years, during which time his teams won six SEC titles and the 1980 national championship. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees for the Civil War Trust.
Dorothea Barstow – Curator of the Dr. Samuel Mudd House and Museum
Mark visits the Dr. Samuel Mudd House and Museum, where he interviews the curator, Dorothea Barstow, at the Mudd home where the Doctor who set John Wilkes Booth’s leg lived. They discuss the doctor’s life, career, trial and possibly unfair imprisonment and release.
Professor Gary Sheffield – World War I
Mark and Professor Gary Sheffield, a noted British military historian who was Mark’s doctoral advisor at the University of Birmingham, England, discuss his comprehensive new book, Forgotten Victory: The First World War: Myths and Realities. Prof. Sheffield is a frequent contributor to the BBC.
General Jack Mountcastle – Touring Civil War Battlefields in the East
In September, the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam, Mark and Jack will cover the battle, the bloodiest day of combat on U.S. soil. More than 23,000 Union and Confederate soldiers were reported killed, wounded or missing during 12 hours of fighting with no clear winner.
Professor Steve Bourque – Beyond the Beach: The Allied War Against France
Mark and Professor Steve Bourque will discuss his new book, Beyond the Beach: The Allied War Against France, a subject rarely studied.